GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 20, 1984 - No. 7
With the big loss to Narrandera the previous week, and seven more than average players either side-lined with injury or unavailable, not even 'star' Second grade player and First grade coach Bobby Greenwood could have imagined that Sunday's game against East Wagga-Kooringal could have been so close, and not just on the scoreboard but in the fact that we had 20 contributors who nearly clinched victory. To single out the best players in such a fine team effort would be a crime, but Scott 'Pretty Boy' Morphett, Scott Barber, Lynton Nugent, Tony Dillon and 'Tich' Buchanan did shine a little more than the others.
Roys Boy's Second grade were so undermanned that such legendary greats as Bob Greenwood and Under 19's coach Lennie Threlfall joined spear-head Stephen 'Octopus' Crack in comebacks so great that they'd make a boomerang shudder, but even with such an influx of experience, the side failed to register their first win. Craig Brand celebrated his twenty-second birthday with the 'man of the match' and was supported by Ian 'Sheeds' Wade and Greg 'Splash' Collins who hasn't played a bad game yet.
The only worthwhile trip for Lennie's Under 19's who won convincingly after their poor performance at Narrandera. Ray Monahan and Mick Agnew played so well that Lennie had something good to say. But they must realise that they must keep on winning and against the physical sides as well.
Today we welcome the Wagga Tigers to Griffith.